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Marianne T. Stecher (she/her/hers)

Professor; Graduate Program Coordinator
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PhD, Scandinavian Languages & Literatures, UC Berkeley, 1990
MA, Scandinavian Languages & Literature, University of Washington, 1981
BA, History and Scandinavian Languages & Literature, UC Berkeley, 1978

Marianne Stecher is professor of Danish and Scandinavian Studies and works in literary and cultural studies. Marianne oversees the Danish program at UW and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Scandinavian literature and culture as well as courses in the  European Studies and GWSS.   Her edited collection  Nordic War Stories - World War II as History, Fiction, Media and Memory is forthcoming with  Berghahn Books (February 2021).   Her monograph, The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen’s Essays – On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire (2014) received positive attention in the Danish press. Professor Stecher serves as Graduate Program Coordinator for the graduate  program in Scandinavian Studies and on various committees and advisory boards, including American Scandinavian Foundation grants and fellowships committee (2011 - 2018);  the Gudrun Gytel Scholarship Fund; and MLA: Modern Language Association (CLCS Nordic, executive committee 2015 - 2020). 


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Professional Affiliations: 
American Scandinavian Foundation, Danish Society of Language and Literature, Modern Language Association, Society for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, Association for Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada.

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